Time for a Rethink

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Finance and Development

Jagdish Bhagwati says that the 10th anniversary of the Millennium Development Goals should be an occasion for member states to contemplate new leadership.

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Economic and Social Rights Fulfillment Index: Country Scores and Rankings

Authors: Susan Randolph, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, and Terra Lawson-Remer
Journal of Human Rights

Susan Randolph, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, and Terra Lawson-Remer, building on a previously proposed methodology for an index of economic and social rights fulfillment, present country scores and rankings based on the Economic and Social Rights Fulfillment Index (ESRF Index).

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Assessing State Compliance with Obligations to Fulfill Economic and Social Rights – A Methodology and Application to the States of Brazil

Authors: Terra Lawson-Remer, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Patrick Guyer, Susan Randolph, and Louise Moreira Daniels
Coleção Fórum Diretos Humanos

Development policies are designed to achieve specific goals, so how those goals are defined has profound implications for the types of policies pursued, and how progress is evaluated. This chapter from Direito ao Desenvolvimento, edited by Flavia Piovesan and Ines Virginia Prado Soares, presents an index that measures the fulfillment of economic and social rights and applies it to assessing the performance of the 27 states of the Federal Republic of Brazil.

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